Five of Olsen’s bills move to Senate

SACRAMENTO ––Five of Assemblymember Kristin Olsen’s (R-Modesto) bills for the 2013 legislative session have cleared the Assembly and now head to the Senate for consideration:

  • AB 150 (Free State Parks Admission for Veterans) – would give veterans and current active duty members of the military free admission to California’s State Parks on Memorial Day and Veterans Day holidays.
  • AB 151 (ADA Modification Permits for Vets) – will allow local jurisdictions the option of waiving building and inspection permit fees for ADA-type modifications to homes owned by veterans with service-related disabilities.
  • AB 928 (Private School Testing) – would allow private schools the opportunity to purchase the same standardized tests administered in California’s public schools.
  • AB 948 (Charter School Facility Grant Program) – under current law, charter schools that have a student population where 70% or more quality for free or reduced lunch receive grant funding to rent and lease facilities. Much of this fund sits idle with additional money available. AB 948 would reduce the 70% threshold by 1% until all budgeted funds are allocated.
  • AB 1259 (Undetermined Risk Area) – enacts conforming changes as a follow-up to SB 1278 (Wolk, 2012) and AB 1965 (Pan, 2012), which revised the flood hazard planning and development requirements for cities and counties located in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley.
“My education reform bills for private and charter schools expand and give more freedom for them to continue to deliver great service,” said Olsen.   “I am also proud to carry bills that honor some of our country’s most deserving – our veterans.”
Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, is recognized as a solution-focused reformer. She represents the 12th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties in the Central Valley.